More new users signing up, hate speech and fake Twitter profiles: Elon Musk shares stats
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New Delhi: Proving critics wrong, Twitter’s performance has increased with the addition of new users, user active minutes, and hate speech and impersonation have declined since Elon Musk took over the platform. -form of social media at the end of October.
Elon Musk on Sunday tweeted graphical slides of data for new users added, active user minutes, monetizable daily active users (mDAU), hate speech impressions and reported fake handles.
“Slides from my corporate speech on Twitter,” Musk tweeted.
New user registrations on Twitter at an all-time high. The average number of new users per day is around two million, or 66% more than the same period last year.
User active minutes, the time Twitter users spend online is also at an all-time high. The average user’s active minutes average about 8 billion active minutes per day. This is 30% more than the same period last year.
Monetizable daily active users (mDAUs), as of July 2022, were around 240 million. In November after the takeover, the number crossed 253 million.
Hate speech, which has been the top concern on Twitter, has also seen a huge drop. After crossing 10 million impressions in the middle of this year, impressions have dropped to around two million.
After the launch of Twitter Blue – a feature that requires verified accounts to pay a minimum fee to retain their blue tick signifying a verified profile – there was a spike in fake profiles. However, after reaching around nine thousand on November 11, the number of reported fake accounts dropped to around three thousand on November 15.
Impersonation, or fake accounts, has also been one of the biggest problems with fake handles spreading misinformation and hate by remaining anonymous and escaping accountability. Elon Musk, before the takeover, had talked about mitigating that threat.
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